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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong? Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Elvis Au has a letter in today's South China Morning Post ... Shek Kwu Chau incinerator. His beef with Lai See is that we have suggested as an alternative technology plasma gasification, rather than the moving grate technology to be used ...

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    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Environment Bureau's mega-incinerator proposal goes before the Legislative Council's Finance Committee today. As readers will be aware, it has attracted considerable opposition. The bureau has tried to characterise this as purely nimby (not in my backyard) opposition. However, there is more to it than this. Current estimates are that the incinerator ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, Elvis Au, has responded to criticisms of the proposed Shek Kwu Chau incinerator in a letter ... waste (MSW). It is no doubt true that modern incinerators have substantially reduced emission levels. But this is not to say, as Au claims, that they do not pose a risk to public health. Indeed ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Beijing Development up 4.1pc on plans for waste-to-energy venture

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:07pm by Eric Ng

    ... waste incineration amounting to 1,800 tonnes, and the fermentation of 400 tonnes of food waste a day. The formation of the [joint venture] with Lvhaineng represents an attractive opportunity ... of the [joint venture] with Lvhaineng represents an attractive opportunity to the group to establish an immediate presence in waste incineration-power generation operation [on the mainland],” Beijing ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... an incinerator. This is, we are told, after having examined all other forms of technology for dealing with such waste. Despite the supposed "advantages" of an incinerator, it is still going ... elsewhere where the authorities are rejecting incineration and adopting other processes such as gasification that produce no emissions and no toxic waste. On the other hand, they produce syngas, ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Environment secretary Wong Kam-sing says Hong Kong has to be "realistic" and adopt plans to build an incinerator in order to deal with the city's waste problem. ... off the need to expand the landfills. It would make it easier to handle the remaining waste, and weakens the case for a mass burn incinerator- not that it was ever that compelling. So ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why the reluctance to consider alternatives to incineration

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We return to the matter of the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator and the government's troubled waste management plan, which has at its centre the controversial incinerator ... It is already struggling with landfills. Incinerators have produced dangerous emissions historically. It's not clear how safe so-called "modern" incinerators are. In addition ...

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    Activists to show why incinerator plan should be thrown out

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 02:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A New Territories group will tomorrow publish a report recommending that the government does not proceed with the controversial Shek Kwu Chau incinerator. The New Territories Concern Group (NTCG) has taken up the issue of Hong Kong's waste management and recently sent a delegation to Europe to inspect waste management systems including incinerators ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Does the government need to rethink its incinerator project?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of popular opposition. Its decision to build a big incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau looks as if it will be tied up in the courts for some time. Maybe it is time for the government to rethink some aspects of its plan. The incinerator project has aroused opposition on account of its proposed location and because of the technology. Many people think it is in the wrong place. As for the technology, ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ... into yesterday's forum, with several of the roughly 150-strong audience noting that the panel appeared to be made up of incineration proponents. Indeed, although the conference was supposed to be examining ...




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